Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Splendid Fairy Wren ACEO in acrylics

These wrens can be found across Australia expect for Tasmania.  I love the males vibrant blue breeding plumage. The non-breeding plumage is very similar to the female which is pale brown but he does retain a blue wash to his tail and wings.

Splendid Fairy Wren measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

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Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.